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2010-12-01 22:47:33

Infectious diseases on the rise as species disappear Plant and animal extinctions are detrimental to your health. That's the conclusion of a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Nature by scientists who studied the link between biodiversity and infectious diseases. Species loss in ecosystems such as forests and fields results in increases in pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, the researchers found. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)-National...

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2004-11-26 06:39:53

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even in death, the 17-year cicadas made their mark. Their decaying carcasses gave a super-size boost in nutrients to forest soil and stimulated seed and nitrogen production in a plant important to the forest ecosystem, researchers reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. The findings might explain why tree growth increases for several years after a major cicada emergence, experts said. Bard College professor Felicia Keesing likened it to someone pouring a pound...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.